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December 31, 2014
Asian aromatics prices have lost much of their value in 2014, falling toward the end of December to about half of their levels one year ago, IHS Chemical data show. Prices have fallen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Aromatics-prices-have-fallen-by-half-in-Asia-during-2014_66509.html
December 30, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), says that it has signed a firm agreement for the previously announced divestment of some of the company's petrochemical production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Versalis-signs-agreement-to-divest-petchem-assets-at-Sarroch-to-refining-firm_66495.html
December 30, 2014
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPC) plans to cut production runs at its three steam crackers at Mailiao, Taiwan, by 10% at the beginning of January, a source close to the company said...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Formosa-Petrochemical-to-cut-cracker-runs-by-10-percent-from-January_66490.html
December 29, 2014
Reliance Industries says that it has scheduled a planned turnaround at its Nagothane, India, manufacturing site. The cracker and some of the downstream units will be shut for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Reliance-plans-four-week-turnaround-of-Nagothane-cracker_66470.html
December 29, 2014
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to shut its Daesan, South Korea, steam cracker between October 2015 and November 2015 for regular maintenance, a source close to the company said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lotte-Chemical-to-shut-Daesan-cracker-in-October-2015-for-maintenance_66472.html
December 29, 2014
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco) began trial operations at the company's new urea plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia on 25 December, the company said on the same day. The trial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Safco-begins-three-month-trial-operations-at-urea-plant_66467.html
December 24, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) said today that it has signed two joint venture agreements with Gail India, Coal India, and Fertilizers Corporation of India to set up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Indian-firms-sign-joint-venture-agreements-to-build-large-coal-based-fertilizer-complex_66457.html
December 24, 2014
Mosaic, a major producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers, is planning to expand its ammonia plant in Louisiana. The company awarded KBR the license and engineering contracts to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-plans-ammonia-plant-expansion-in-Louisiana_66443.html
December 24, 2014
A Moscow court has issued a warrant in absentia for the arrest of Sergei Makhlai, chairman of the board of nitrogen fertilizer producer TogliattiAzot (Togliatti, Russia). He is charged...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Russian-court-issues-arrest-warrant-for-US-resident-fertilizer-businessman_66445.html
December 23, 2014
Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) has shut its petrochemical plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, about 22 December for maintenance and modification, the company said Tuesday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/benzene/Jurong-Aromatics-shuts-plant-for-maintenance-work_66411.html
December 22, 2014

Sasol has completed a $4.00-billion credit facility for its $8.90-billion ethane cracker and derivatives project at Lake Charles, LA.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/Sasol-closes-$4-billion-credit-facility-for-Lake-Charles-ethylene-project_66400.html
December 22, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, said today that it has completed the first stage of the sinking of the Ust Yayvinsky Mine. The mine is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-advances-construction-of-new-potash-mine-following-flooding-at-Solikamsk-2_66387.html
December 22, 2014
Shell Chemicals confirms that it has restarted operations at its wholly owned propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) plant and ethylene oxide (EO) plant at the company's Moerdijk...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_oxide/Shell-restarts-POSM-EO-plants-at-Moerdijk_66395.html
December 19, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash development company, said today that it has signed an additional take-or-pay agreement with a leading South American fertilizer distributor for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/phosphorous/Sirius-Minerals-signs-additional-potash-offtake-agreement_66364.html
December 19, 2014
DuPont today filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) to launch a spinoff of its mostly-commodity performance chemicals business, over a year after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-files-for-performance-chemicals-spinoff_66339.html
December 19, 2014
G2X Energy (Houston) and Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. (MHTL) announced on Thursday that MHTL intends to partner with G2X Energy to construct a previously announced, world-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanol-Holdings-Trinidad-to-become-partner-in-Louisiana-project_66358.html
December 19, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals plans to shut its olefins conversion unit (OCU) at Osaka temporarily from the middle of January because of weaker propylene prices, the company said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-idle-olefins-conversion-unit-next-month-because-of-weak-propylene-prices_66348.html
December 19, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says its C3 Oleflex process technology plant owned by Sibur (Moscow) has reached full capacity utilization. The facility, based at Tobolsk, Russia, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Siburs-propane-dehydrogenation-plant-reaches-full-capacity_66233.html
December 18, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached agreement for BASF to sell its 50% share in their propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) joint venture, Ellba Eastern (Singapore) to Shell, making it a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/BASF-quits-Ellba-Eastern-POSM-joint-venture-with-Shell_66284.html
December 18, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, today announced its third-quarter results with revenues up 5% on the year-earlier quarter at $896 million. Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Uralkali-reports-strong-results-expects-record-potash-deliveries-this-year_66292.html
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